On Oct. 20, wear purple to honor gay suicides

Posted on 05 Oct 2010 at 12:38pm

Dallas has its “Purple Party,” which may make it easier to remember this: Wear purple on Oct 20.

That’s the hope of a group circulating on Facebook, designed to raise awareness of the deaths by suicide of six youth in recent weeks as the result of anti-gay harassment, bullying or humiliation, among them a 13-year-old Harris County boy. This also follows a statement released Tuesday by Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe, on behalf of the Trevor Project.

The wear purple group claims no centralized movement, so far as I can tell — it’s just a grassroots effort. And I got some purple in my closet … guess it’s time to come out. Again.

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